So I'm going through all of my grandfathers old tools that have been in
storage for umpteen years-probably since the 50's. There are several wooden
chests full of stuff ranging from planes to chisels and gouges, and even an
old transit. I'm trying to sort and collate everything into some kind of a
managable list. There are about 16 planes in the collection- most in good
condition- a couple with some rust where a roof leak dripped into the box
they were in.
I'm wondering how much "clean-up" one should or shouldn't do with these old
planes. the planes consist of a Stanley no.8; a Baily #8, 3 Baily #4's,
Baily no. 5, Baily #6, 2 Stanley #10, a Stanley Rule and Level Co. no 113
(radius plane with flexible sole), stanley #71 1/2 pat oct29, '01 mortise
plane, stanley #1951 bevel plane, Stanley #40, a rabbiting plane with no mfg
mark - patent march 4 '73, A stanley #50 rabbiting plane patent date sept
11,'83, 3 unmarked wooden body moulding planes, and a stanley #82 (cabinet
scrapper?). One of the #8's has a few areas of red-rust, two of the Baily
#4's are missing the blade and the blade keeper, one of the stanley #10's is
broken in 2 parts.
I've not even tried to go throught the rest of the boxes yet- lots of saw
set tools, a miter shear, hand grinder, and lots of chisels and gouges.
any and all "send them to me and I'll dispose of them properly" offers will
be ignored :-)